In the Sixth Edition of Tussy/Koenig's BASIC MATHEMATICS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH EARLY INTEGERS, new "Look Alikes" help you compare and contrast problem types to help you understand the correct meaning of the questions and determine the necessary steps to work the problem. The authors help you understand the language of mathematics and teach you how to read, write, and think like a mathematician.
1. WHOLE NUMBERS.
An Introduction to the Whole Numbers. Adding Whole Numbers. Subtracting Whole Numbers. Multiplying Whole Numbers. Dividing Whole Numbers. Problem Solving. Prime Factors and Exponents. The Least Common Multiple and the Greatest Common Factor. Order of Operations. Chapter Summary and Review. Chapter Test.
2. THE INTEGERS.
An Introduction to the Integers. Adding Integers. Subtracting Integers. Multiplying Integers. Dividing Integers. Order of Operations and Estimation. Chapter Summary and Review. Chapter Test. Cumulative Review.
3. FRACTIONS AND MIXED NUMBERS.
An Introduction to Fractions. Multiplying Fractions. Dividing Fractions. Adding and Subtracting Fractions. Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers. Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers. Order of Operations and Complex Fractions. Chapter Summary and Review. Chapter Test. Cumulative Review.
4. DECIMALS.
An Introduction to Decimals. Adding and Subtracting Decimals. Multiplying Decimals. Dividing Decimals. Fractions and Decimals. Square Roots. Chapter Summary and Review. Chapter Test. Cumulative Review.
5. RATIO, PROPORTION, AND MEASUREMENT.
Ratios and Rates. Proportions. American Units of Measurement. Metric Units of Measurement. Converting between American and Metric Units. Chapter Summary and Review. Chapter Test. Cumulative Review.
6. PERCENT.
Percents, Decimals, and Fractions. Solving Percent Problems Using Percent Equations and Proportions. Applications of Percent. Estimation with Percent. Interest. Chapter Summary and Review. Chapter Test. Cumulative Review.
7. GRAPHS, STATISTICS, and PROBABILITY.
Reading Graphs and Tables. Mean, Median, and Mode. Probability. Chapter Summary and Review. Chapter Test. Cumulative Review.
8. AN INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA.
The Language of Algebra. Simplifying Algebraic Expressions. Solving Equations Using Properties of Equality. More about Solving Equations. Using Equations to Solve Application Problems. Multiplication Rules for Exponents. Chapter Summary and Review. Chapter Test. Cumulative Review.
9. AN INTRODUCTION TO GEOMETRY.
Basic Geometric Figures; Angles. Parallel and Perpendicular Lines. Triangles. The Pythagorean Theorem. Congruent Triangles and Similar Polygons and Triangles. Quadrilaterals and Other Polygons. Perimeters and Areas of Polygons. Circles. Volume. Chapter Summary and Review. Chapter Test. Cumulative Review.
Appendix 1 Addition and Multiplication Facts.
Appendix 2 Polynomials.
Appendix 3 Roots and Powers.

Alan S. Tussy
Alan Tussy has taught all levels of developmental mathematics at Citrus College in Glendora, CA. He has written nine math books. An extraordinary author dedicated to his students' success, he is relentlessly meticulous and creative—a visionary who maintains a keen focus on the greatest challenges students face in Mathematics. Alan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from University of Redlands and his Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from California State University, Los Angeles. He has taught across course and curriculum areas from prealgebra to differential equations. He is currently focusing on teaching courses related to Developmental Mathematics. Professor Tussy is a member of the American Mathematical Association of TwoYear Colleges (AMATYC).

Diane Koenig
A nationally recognized educator and author, Diane Koenig actively shaped several textbooks, ancillaries and series. Since 1982 when she helped develop the Gustafson/Frisk series to her work on the Tussy/Koenig/Gustafson series, Diane’s writing continues to reflect the expertise she gains from working with students in her Mathematics courses. Throughout her work, she integrates researchbased strategies in Mathematics education. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Math Education from Illinois State University in 1980, and began her career at Rock Valley College in 1981, when she became the Math Supervisor for a newly formed Personalized Learning Center. Earning her Master's Degree in Applied Mathematics from Northern Illinois University in 1984, Diane, enjoys the distinction of being the first woman to become a fulltime faculty member in the Mathematics department for Rock Valley College. In addition to being awarded AMATYC's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015, she was chosen as the Rock Valley College Faculty of the Year by her peers in 2005, and the next year she was awarded the NISOD Teaching Excellence Award and the Illinois Mathematics Association of Community Colleges Award for Teaching Excellence. In addition to her teaching, she is an active member of the Illinois Mathematics Association of Community Colleges (IMACC), serving on the board of directors, on a statelevel task force rewriting the course outlines for the Developmental Mathematics courses, and as the Association's newsletter editor.

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LOOK ALIKES feature builds student problemrecognition skills. It requires students to distinguish between similar problem types and then to select the correct strategy to solve the problem.

STUDY SETS include Concept problems that progressively build layers of understanding (called scaffolding) and Notation problems that guide students through each step of worked solutions.

To address this: The Study Sets include Concept problems that progressively build layers of understanding (called scaffolding) and Notation problems that guide students through each step of worked solutions.

Students need to compare and contrast problem types.

To address this: Look Alike problems in each Study Set build student problem recognition skills and help them differentiate between similar looking problems.

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